| Jun 7, 2010
| 4:22 AM
Ever watch those "reality" cooking shows where chefs are running around supermarkets, frantically filling their carts? That never happens in real life, right?Except Sunday morning, when I was supposed to make something for a bake sale to benefit a family....
| Oct 5, 2010
| 11:37 AM
Pumpkins aren't just for pie anymore.
For as long as there has been Thanksgiving, it seems, Americans have clung stubbornly to the notion that pumpkin, unlike its sister squashes, is meant to be served on a crust and under whipped cream.
And on only one...
| Jul 24, 2010
The large upstairs dining room at the Point in Fells doesn't get many takers on a weeknight. It's a fine, handsome, timber-ceilinged room, and if you can find a prettier water view on the East Coast than the one from these windows, please tell me.
| Jan 24, 2011
| 9:10 AM
My kitchen smells like pot, but there's nothing going on here to concern the Police Department. Maybe the Fire Department.
I'm taking a gizmo that looks like a toy gun, stuffing wood shavings into the top and lighting them afire. My motivation is not...
| Feb 8, 2011
| 10:15 AM
Sorry, Gertrude Stein, but you got it wrong with "Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose." The flower has a whole new identity: out of the bud vase and onto the plate.
Long used in Persian and Indian cooking, rose is a flavor not commonly found in American...
| Aug 24, 2010
| 3:03 PM
Jacqueline Maurer from Pittsburgh was looking for a recipe for graham cracker pie. She said her mother used to make this for her family when she was growing up in the 1950s and 1960s but that she no longer has the recipe.
Dolores Cavanaugh from...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 12:11 PM
After you've finished the Peeps and jelly beans and chocolate eggs the Bunny left, what are you going to do for sweets? You don't want to hark back to chocolate fudge cakes and bread puddings. Too heavy for the days ahead.
Our exercise du jour, then,...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 7:50 AM
Marc Dixon, chef and owner of Bistro Blanc in Dayton, gets his berries from a nearby farm. This year's strawberries, he said, were "hands down, the best strawberries of my life. They were like strawberry candy."
The strawberry season is just about over...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 4:02 AM
Back in 1963, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his now famous "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington, the National Mall overflowed with people who'd traveled from near and far seeking equality for all Americans.
Almost a half-...
| Aug 17, 2011
While many Americans rightly associate King with his Atlanta birthplace, the nation's capital also boasts a unique and substantial connection to the leader.
Visitors to Washington who would like to explore civil rights beyond the new memorial have plenty...
| Sep 8, 2011
Peppers are, arguably, among the easiest home garden crops to grow. Problem is, they take forever to do so. They usually don't come into their own until after the tomatoes are gone and the herbs are exhausted from the heat. So, herby, tomato-ey, peppery...
| Oct 26, 2011
Halloween drinks are, for the most part, novelty items.
Fake eyeballs, candy corn and even dry ice are all unfortunately used to dramatic effect this time of year. I have never been a fan of silly or gimmicky drink accessories. It makes me think that the...